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Is It Necessary to Compensate with Beauty Products Post-Baby?

ConfidenceAfter I had my son, I was so anxious to get out the house. (How did women stay in the house for 6-weeks?) Not just because I had cabin fever but to show off my post-baby body. I know, it sounds unbelievable. I mean look at Kate Middleton post-baby. She still had a visible postpartum baby bump while leaving the hospital. The crazy thing was I didn’t have swollen feet or legs until after delivery.

But after a few weeks of pumping and breastfeeding everything melted a way. After months of carrying around another person, I was ready to show off my new body. I was smaller than my before baby weight. I’m sorry if it seems like I’m bragging, but if it makes you feel any better, my son is two and those days are gone. The baby weight has come back with vengeance.

Although I was smaller, I still felt very self-conscious. I needed to compensate with full make-up: Brows, foundation, lashes, eyeshadow, and a bold lip! I had to! It was for all the new moms out there. It wasn’t just celebrity moms that step out for the first looking glamorous, the regular, everyday mom like myself could do it too. If I could, anyone could.

Needless to say, that didn’t last long. Shortly after, I began to step out with tees, jeans, and tennis shoes. And I was (or you were!) lucky if I even washed my face. For a quick moment I felt like I had failed all first-time moms everywhere. But I knew they would let me off the hook.

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